|Blakiston's Fish Owl|
Ainu: Kotankorokamui - ("God who protects villages")
Rausu, Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan
February 24, 2018
Time flies. Already a week ago I enjoyed birding in Hokkaido with friends from home. I really owe a big thanks to my wife. She planned the itinerary, made the bookings, drove us 604kms between birds, translated and communicated for us, she cleared the skies and calmed the sea. I am eternally grateful.
Waiting for this monstrous owl was an intriguing experience. We only saw it the once. Though only once, it is not likely to fade from our memories.